Spring flowers shot with a telephoto lens

In my article about close-up filters, I concluded saying that the subject size is not the secret for a good picture. Going near the subject and having a huge magnification don’t make better results! 😉

Here, for example, I didn’t shot near the subject, with a macrophotography approach.
On the contrary, I shot with a telephoto lens !
The distance between me and the subject is an opportunity to add a lot of blurry things in the foreground, for a gorgeous looking. The flowers are less out of context but the picture is neither, however, boring nor descriptive. 🙂


Secrets for creating amazing pictures of nature with a telephoto lens

[icon name=”fa-arrow-circle-right”] Blurry enough foreground and background.
It is usually easier with a telephoto lens, so no problem!
Use nevertheless one with a great aperture (Here, my pictures are shot with a 90 mm, with a f/1.8 aperture) and include nearby elements to create a “colorful fog” like the yellow one on the first picture (I was hidden behind a daffodil 😆 ).

[icon name=”fa-arrow-circle-right”] Perfect framing with the subject near and angle.
Place it at the bottom or at the top of the picture according to the background and foreground quality.
Here, my subjects are at the top of the picture to let you discover a lot of blurry flowers below. If the background is amazing, place the subject at the bottom. 😉

[icon name=”fa-arrow-circle-right”] Angle of view low to the ground.
Bend to show flower among other flowers and plants, and not behind soil, mud, sticks or mulch !
You will give the impression to the viewer that he is a bug going from a flower toward another. 🙂

[icon name=”fa-arrow-circle-right”] Bright and various colors for a better impact.
Blurriness can make you soon loose the subject so be careful about picture legibility. A bright subject is more interesting with a background and/or a foreground colorful too, but of a different color.
To inhance your flowers among green settings, choose red, pink, purple or orange subjects!




Have a good week! I wish you some amazing springy pictures!

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